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Adventures in the Environmental World and Environmental Microbiology Sampling of Air for Pharmaceutical Sterile Compounding

Author(s):  Ligugnana Roberto

Issue:  May/Jun 2017 - Volume 21, Number 3
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Abstract:  Chapter <797> issued by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. is the standard for sterile compounding. It is designed to reduce the number of patient infections due to contaminated pharmaceutical preparation. This regulation applies to all staff who prepare compounded sterile preparations and all places where they are produced, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and physician’s offices. This article provides the history of environmental microbiology and provides a discussion on environmental microbiology sampling of air for pharmaceutical sterile compounding.

Related Keywords: Roberto Ligugnana, compounded sterile preparations, sterile compounding, microbial contamination, environmental microbiology, environmental sampling, viable airborne particles, air, surfaces, United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding--Sterile Preparations, USP, standard operating procedure, quality assurance

Related Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL , HISTORY, SOPs, STERILE PREPARATIONS, QUALITY CONTROL, INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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